2000 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

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  • Bordeaux Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 100
  • JS 100
  • WA 99
  • WE 98
  • IWC 97
  • JR 95

Reviews for 2000 Latour, Chateau Bordeaux Blend

WS 100
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, March 2003
A young wine that electrifies every taste bud in your mouth. Compacted aromas of crushed currants and minerals with roses and lilacs. Full-bodied with masses of silky refined tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes... A young wine that electrifies every taste bud in your mouth. Compacted aromas of crushed currants and minerals with roses and lilacs. Full-bodied with masses of silky refined tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Stunning. Best Latour since 1990. Best after 2012. 14165 cases made. -JS
JS 100
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, April 2014
Latour has made truly great wines in the past two decades—and this is one of the best. It has fabulous aromas of black truffles, currants, raspberry and dried flowers. Mind-blowing on the palate, it’s an emotional and... Latour has made truly great wines in the past two decades—and this is one of the best. It has fabulous aromas of black truffles, currants, raspberry and dried flowers. Mind-blowing on the palate, it’s an emotional and soulful red.
WA 99
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2012
Deep garnet in color, the 2000 Latour has aromas of kirsch, creme de cassis and dried mulberries with nuances of leather, incense, salami and fertile loam. The palate is just starting to mature into a wonderfully satiny... Deep garnet in color, the 2000 Latour has aromas of kirsch, creme de cassis and dried mulberries with nuances of leather, incense, salami and fertile loam. The palate is just starting to mature into a wonderfully satiny texture, with layer upon layer of berry preserve, baking spice and earth notes resulting in a wine of incredible poise. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
WE 98
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, June 2003
This is such an expressive wine with elegance a major factor in its character. It is certainly huge rich and dense. But there is much more to it. You can peel layers of fruit and tannins away and still never get to the... This is such an expressive wine with elegance a major factor in its character. It is certainly huge rich and dense. But there is much more to it. You can peel layers of fruit and tannins away and still never get to the end of the wine's complexity. At every stage of its life it will reveal a new character but for now it is dominated by powerful tannins and huge black fruit. R.V.
IWC 97
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2003
Full medium ruby. Wonderfully sweet rich aromas of cassis minerals and bitter chocolate. A huge wine with almost painful intensity; solid as a rock and at the same time utterly sensual and creamy with great inner-mouth... Full medium ruby. Wonderfully sweet rich aromas of cassis minerals and bitter chocolate. A huge wine with almost painful intensity; solid as a rock and at the same time utterly sensual and creamy with great inner-mouth complexity and depth of flavor and a complete absence of rough edges. "Almost too easy today" says Engerer. Sweet notes of roasted nuts and chocolate add to the wine's early appeal. A powerful hugely rich Latour with a great building finish and perfectly suave tannins. This was really the last vintage of Latour with a meaningful percentage (3%) of cabernet franc as the old franc vines were removed after 2000. But Engerer noted that Latour planted 1.5 hectares of petit verdot which can be expected to represent up to 4% of the blend by 2004. 97 points
JR 95
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, March 2010
Dark crimson. Light, bracing nose. Not the most intense Latour vintage but it is at least more Latour than 2000. Very solid and mineral with some lift and I should think no disappointment in the long run, though I would... Dark crimson. Light, bracing nose. Not the most intense Latour vintage but it is at least more Latour than 2000. Very solid and mineral with some lift and I should think no disappointment in the long run, though I would strongly recommend the more expressive Forts in the short term. The grand vin is obdurately dry and introvert at the moment. 18.5+/20